Why Women Kill Season 2, Episode 5 recap: They Made Me a Killer

" I Killed Everyone He Did, But Backwards and in High Heels" -- Ep#103 -- Pictured: Ginnifer Goodwin as Beth Anne of the CBS All Access series WHY WOMEN KILL. Photo Cr: Aaron Epstein/CBS ©2019 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
" I Killed Everyone He Did, But Backwards and in High Heels" -- Ep#103 -- Pictured: Ginnifer Goodwin as Beth Anne of the CBS All Access series WHY WOMEN KILL. Photo Cr: Aaron Epstein/CBS ©2019 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

Why Women Kill Season 2 returns this week and brings out a side of Alma (Allison Tolman) that I think we can all agree is exactly what we need from her. When the season started, Alma was introduced to us as a timid, shy, insecure lady who was just trying to get into the local garden club.

And up until this week’s episode, Alma clings to the remaining innocence she has within her. But when you have bullies like Rita (Lana Parrilla), it’s hard to stay on the path of good and righteousness. During last week’s episode, Alma seemed to get through to Rita and connect. But when Rita realizes that Dee (B.K. Cannon) is Alma’s daughter, she’s hell-bent on seeking revenge. Ever since Rita found out that Dee and Scooter (Matthew Daddario) slept together, she’s been out of sorts so her behavior adds up.

This week’s episode shows just how Rita tries to ruin Dee and Alma’s life, and she nearly succeeds. But what she doesn’t know is that Alma has become a changed person in her pursuit to join the likes of Rita and her club. She’s willing to go pretty far, and with the help of Bertram (Nick Frost), she just might.

Why Women Kill Season 2, Episode 5 recap: Rita’s double attack

Let’s start with Alma who receives a telegram telling her to meet at a restaurant to celebrate her getting a spot in the garden club. Giddy with excitement, she arrives at the club to learn that her spot has been given to someone else. The telegram was just a cruel joke played on her by Rita out of pure spite, and I must say, it was pretty cruel.

And then there’s Dee who gets in trouble at work (and then quits) after Rita calls and complains to her boss about Dee. Of course, Dee did nothing to Rita but it was all part of Rita’s plan to get Dee fired. Fed up with the work, Dee quits and then realizes that it must have been Rita who tried to get her fired.

Back at home, Dee finds out that Alma didn’t get a spot in the garden club, and learns that Rita is in charge of the club. She puts two and two together and confesses to Alma everything about her fling with Scooter, and how Rita is connected.

Since Rita cheated on her husband, Alma has something in her arsenal to blackmail Rita with, or so she thinks. She arrives at Rita’s house and attempts to tell her that she will use this information against her if she doesn’t give Alma a spot in the club.

Being the conniving woman she is, Rita knows that anything Alma will try and complain about will be perceived as hostile and just a reaction to not getting into the club. It leaves Alma with no other option, but at least she finally realizes Rita is literally the most horrible person ever.

And if she hadn’t acted awful enough, by the end of the episode, Alma comes out to her garden to see it completely destroyed–courtesy of Rita. There’s a note from Rita threatening Alma and basically telling her to back off.

Instead of being consumed with fear, Alma decides she’s going to up the ante, and get Bertram’s help with this pesky little matter. Uh oh.

Why Women Kill Season 2, Episode 5 recap: Scooter and Catherine

Meanwhile, Scooter tries to woo Catherine (Veronica Falcón) per Rita’s devious plan to get her taken out of Carlo’s (Daniel Zacapa) will. At first, he was reluctant to go along with it but since the benefits far outweigh the negatives, Scooter decides to go all-in.

He takes Catherine to the movies, buys her ice cream, and flirts with her like no one’s business. She’s wary at first but this guy knows how to play the game, and it’s clear she’s already smitten. She has no idea that Rita is behind all of this, but Carlo does learn of her plan when Scooter comes by the house to pick up Catherine.

He hasn’t been able to move or walk, or really do anything since his stroke but he’s slowly gaining some motor functions back, like moving his hand. He tries to spell out a message for Catherine out of the Scrabble letters to tell her that Scooter is the man Rita was having an affair with. But before Catherine can see it, Rita scatters the letters, and she is none the wiser.

This won’t end well, but I’ll be sitting here with my tub of popcorn to see how it plays out.

Why Women Kill Season 2, Episode 5 recap: Bertram’s confessional

Bertram is yet again overcome with the urge to “help” an elderly person reach the end of their life a bit quicker. He met Aunt Martha (Carol Mansell) during last week’s episode and she told him that she didn’t have much time left. This sparked something inside of Bertram, and while he was demanded by Alma to never “help” someone again, he couldn’t help but really consider it.

Instead of acting on his urges, Bertram travels to see someone from his past, Father Tim (Dakin Matthews), whom he has known since he was a kid. In fact, Father Tim is the only one who knows that the very first person Bertram ever “helped” was his mother. Of course, it was at her request but it’s a very jarring thing for a young child to do.

He confessed to the Father back then, and now he wants to know how he can stop his current urges. Of course, the Father has no idea that Bertram continued to do what he did throughout his life, and he’s quite rattled to learn the truth.

Bertram told Father Tim that Alma asked him to stop doing this, and that is the Father’s advice too. Unfortunately, when Bertram returns home, he’ll learn that Alma will ask him to do the complete opposite

Why Women Kill Season 2, Episode 5 recap: Dee and Vern

Dee is put through the wringer thanks to Rita in this week’s episode, however, there is a silver lining. She’s been dating Vern (Jordane Christie), and it’s actually going really well. They even have a sweet date where Vern cooks for her. I love that he’s so accepting of her even after everything that happened with her and Scooter.

The two share a vulnerable moment later that night when they sleep together which essentially solidifies their feelings for one another. Vern is reluctant at first to let Dee see him naked because of his battle scars, but she makes him feel so comfortable that he finally lets his guard down.

I’m so here for a Dee and Vern romance!

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And that’s a wrap on this week’s recap!

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